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  • Air India's grand celebratory sale: Tickets at just Rs 100 6 days ago

    New Delhi: National carrier Air India on Wednesday will celebrate its merger with erstwhile Indian Airlines as 'Air India Day', offering tickets for Rs 100 for a limited period. "This is the first time the airline will be celebrating the 'Air India Day'. A function will be held to celebrate the...
  • Once the preserve of youth, Indian IT staffing enters middle age January 29, 2014

    Mumbai: The executive suite is not the only place that is greying in India's 40-year-old information technology sector. As the $108-billion industry enters middle age and its growth slows, the three-million-strong workforce is also getting older, making it harder to extract some of the cost advantages of the young, cheap labour...
  • Food Security Bill: Political game changer or economic catastrophe? August 27, 2013

    Congress President Sonia Gandhi's ambitious Food Security Bill on Monday night won the Lok Sabha vote after days of unruly scenes in Parliament. The Food Security Bill was passed by the Lok Sabha after Sonia Gandhi forcefully pushed the case. ...
  • The Last Word: Can India afford Food Bill or is it both too expensive and badly timed? August 27, 2013

    In a major victory for the UPA government, its flagship scheme the Food Security Bill was passed by the Lok Sabha on Monday. The bill, which seeks to provide cheap foodgrains to 82 crore people in the country, is the biggest programme in the world to fight hunger. ...
  • Nokia 105: Nokia launches cheapest entry level handset at Rs 1,249 April 10, 2013

    Hyderabad: Mobile phone maker Nokia today announced the launch of its most affordable handset - Nokia 105 - in the Indian market aimed at first time buyers. Priced at Rs 1,249, the phone is a colourful introduction to the Nokia range for first time buyers and is lowest priced colour...
  • War over airfare intensifies; will DGCA step in? February 20, 2013

    SpiceJet started it in January and now Jet and Indigo have followed the suit of slashing fares through promotional campaigns in a bid to attract more customers and tide over a seasonally slow month of March. And while the strategy has definitely got fliers excited, with the Jet Airways website...
  • Letter from the editor: Why it pays to watch the rocky movies January 16, 2013

    Some of you might remember the cover image of the badly bruised face of a man staring at you from the Forbes India Investment Guide 2012, around exactly the same time last year. It wasn't a pretty sight, signalling the onset of a brutal year for investors. It did turn...
  • Nokia unveils cheap touch screen models June 6, 2012

    Helsinki: Struggling mobile phone firm Nokia unveiled on Wednesday its first three basic phone models with large touch screens, filling a gap in its suite of products. Consumer demand for such devices has been rising fast especially in emerging markets. Last year 105 million low-end touch screen handsets were sold globally,...
  • Google quits plans to make cheap renewable energy November 23, 2011

    San Francisco: Google Inc has abandoned an ambitious project to make renewable energy cheaper than coal, the latest target of Chief Executive Larry Page's moves to focus the Internet giant on fewer efforts. Google said on Tuesday that it was pulling the plug on seven projects, including Renewable Energy Cheaper...
  • Govt unveils Rs 1500 PC July 23, 2010

    The HRD ministry unveiled Thursday a completely Indian PC that costs just 1500 rupees! ...
  • Food on every poor person's plate, vows govt June 5, 2009

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's Congress-led coalition will guarantee 25 kg of rice or wheat each month to impoverished families, President Pratibha Patil said on Thursday. Unveiling the new government's agenda, the president said it would also give priority to boost urban employment and to battle recession. "In 2004 my government...
  • Dream house: Mumbai flats on rent for Rs 800 June 3, 2009

    Mumbai: The common people of Mumbai may dream of affordable homes. An ambitious low-cost housing programme promises to provide flats on rent for as less as Rs 800. The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) on Tuesday announced it would construct 133,000 flats near the city. The MMRDA, in collaboration with...
  • Budget Gaming: Recession hits gaming industry February 19, 2009

    As most of you already know, the entire world is reeling under serious recession. The Gaming industry, once considered immune to this sort of recession has been hit badly and tons of developers/publishers have either stacked their staff or shut down shop completely. In such dismal times spending oodles of money...
  • Sena demands 80 pc quota in MHADA housing scheme January 13, 2009

    Mumbai: Hundreds of thousands of Mumbaikars lined up on Monday for a chance to own a flat in prime areas, as the Maharashtra Housing and Development Authority (MHADA) opened the process of allotting low cost flats. For many citizens like John Mendosa it was nothing less than a golden...
  • 'I'm not going to lie, I'm a cheap date,' says Duffy May 12, 2008

    London: Welsh singer songwriter of soul music Amie Anne Duffy or Duffy as she is known, has revealed that she is a very cheap date. Even with a No1 album, a No1 single and a bank balance that is growing, Duffy admitted that her dating demands are far from extravagant. ...
  • Avoid unpleasant surprises if the holiday bug bit you December 7, 2007

    New Delhi: Italy is a great place to go on a holiday, however a confused holidaymaker usually finds it difficult to decide between a planned package tour or an independent travel. The holiday bug bit the Gujrals, a family planning a holiday on Christmas, but they are faced with...
  • Today's cheap cars can cost you a bomb later November 28, 2007

    Hamburg: Cheaper cars in the same market segment are not always cheaper in the long run when it comes to running costs and resale value, according to tests conducted by Germany's automobile association , ADAC and ZDF television. The biggest price difference was found in the SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle) segment...
  • Drug price cut doctored, of no use November 3, 2006

    New Delhi: The Ministry for Chemicals and Fertilisers recently announced that the prices of 886 medicines would be cut down by two to 74 per cent by the manufacturing companies. Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilisers Ram Vilas Paswan made this announcement a few days ago. On the surface of it, the...
  • Drug prices cut, profit to be regulated November 3, 2006

    New Delhi: The Government is turning back on its promise of cheaper drugs for the common man. The Union minister for Chemical and Fertilisers said that the companies will regulate profit on their own. This is what Union Chemical and Fertilisers Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said nearly nine months ago:...
  • Space travel gets cheaper with Virgin September 29, 2006

    New Dellhi: On September 18 Iranian-American Anousheh Ansari became the first woman space tourist when she took off on a Russian rocket. However, she reportedly paid $20 million for the trip. With space tourism gaining in popularity it also seems like it is all set to get cheaper. The Virgin...